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April 14, 2015 11:22am
Rebecca Spence attends Portland’s inaugural pot seder — replete with cannabis oil-infused truffles and a Drug War-themed Haggadah.
February 9, 2015 12:57pm
A new Portland, Ore.-based nonprofit backed by Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap Company says ending the War on Drugs is the “Jewish thing to do.”
December 1, 2014 4:03pm
Ilana Kaufman, who has a high-profile role at San Francisco’s Jewish federation, has been trying in vain to identify other Jews of color in forward-facing roles in the federation system.
August 18, 2014 3:55pm
Now in its sixth season, Camp Be’chol Lashon in Northern California is the nation’s only Jewish sleepaway camp geared to Jews of color.
August 11, 2014 2:34pm
Until she went away to college, filmmaker Lacey Schwartz had no idea her biological father was a black man.
April 17, 2014 3:12pm
In a rock opera inspired by the biblical story of Elisha, the versatile Rabins presents the Ponzi schemer through the eyes of seven disparate characters.
November 21, 2013 11:56am
Are amateur shochets up to the task of ritual slaughter? A small but growing number of Jews are taking their shot.
October 6, 2013 2:33pm
Long a center for New Age spirituality and healing, Ashland, Ore., today boasts the country’s oldest full-scale Elizabethan stage and an outdoor ritual bath surrounded by medicinal plants.
June 24, 2013 5:59pm
With no formal musical training, Hani Naser emerged from a mountain village in Jordan to become a respected figure on the world music circuit and a champion of Mideast peace.
May 21, 2013 2:40pm
Steven Silberfein was raised in a Jewish family on Long Island. Today, known as Sridhar Silberfein, he is the executive producer of the thrice-yearly gathering of yoga enthusiasts known as Bhakti Fest.